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Career in Graphic Arts

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Graphic arts refer to the artistic understanding and creation of design through artistic expression. Specifically, graphic art is the art of visualizing ideas. Graphic artists use their creativity and God-given talent to design, display, advertise, package and promote. From food products, books and magazines, cars, household appliances, clothing, computers, and everything in between, graphic design is seen in all places around us.

Graphic designer is also frequently referred to as a graphic artist. You should use a diverse range of media to make designs and visually transport a message or an idea to the public. The work profile should surround with designs for websites, logos, stationery, print material, advertisements, films and videos, posters, brochures, and other promotional materials. Since the goal of a graphic designer is to improve the image and saleability of a product. Responsibilities could also include managing layouts during printing of magazines, books and newspapers, designing sets for theatre and film and even furniture design. More people nowadays is relying on computer aided technology and the latest design software to enhance their work but still numerous graphic designers still use traditional tools such as pencil, ink and paper.

To become a Graphic artist, you need to hold a Graphic Arts degree or a diploma in Graphic Design, Visual Art or Commercial Art. In addition, hands on experience are required to a portfolio full of ideas and work. A graphic artist needs to be independent and self motivated. He or she possesses the imagination and creativity to deal with a variety of subjects and products. A close attention to detail and an instinct for color, shape, and form is necessary and important. The one with an exposure to a wide range of media and communication techniques will probably become a good graphic artist. It will be easy for you to handle all sort of tools, techniques, drawings and models. Graphic designers have to evaluate their customers' needs and must be skilful at all kinds of sales, marketing techniques and strategies. Hence, a complete knowledge of hypothesis and methodology is necessary to stand out in this type of career.

In the present day, good Graphic Design combines creativity with technology and business skills. Course material should comprise (among others) – Web page design, Flash, Typography, JavaScript, Web Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator, Pre-press Operations, Internet Management, Marketing, Computer Fundamentals, and Desktop Publishing.

Graphic designers have their choice: (a) to work alone; or  (b) to be part of a large design team. They could opt for consultancy services or freelance work if they do not want to be attached to a particular design studio or advertising agency. There are many media opportunities for graphic artist that could be found in print, packaging, movie, video, television or radio. Graphic artists can be employed by magazines or newspapers, books, advertising agencies and graphic design firms as well as non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, companies and for specific events.


There are many career in design that could lead to various positions in the field of graphic arts such as Art director, Directors – state, motion picture, television, radio, Visual artists, Animators, Children book illustrators, Commercial and industrial designer, Fashion designer, Interior designer, Set designer, Painters and illustrators, Cartoonist, comic book artists, Camera operator, television, video or motion picture operators, Desktop publisher, Composing room supervisor and Online producer.

Individuals with experience in animation and web design will have the best opportunity to qualify for the newer job positions being created in the fields of technology. This will definitely improve as the years go by.

 A career in graphic design is guaranteed to be fast growing and is becoming increasingly competitive with each passing day. People are now familiar with the earning potential of this career and the flexibility and independence offered by the options within this field.

Whether you work as a freelancer or full-time in a small studio or large companies ,the bottom line is that graphic arts is an ultimate choice for people who need to express themselves creatively and earn well all at the same time.



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